We were pretty buzzed by the time we got to the restaurant for Valentines dinner. That qualifier aside, we had a great meal. We brought a special bottle of red and the waiter didn’t shame us. The buratta appetizer is a good size to be shared. The short rib was solid and predictable which is what I wanted. My wife went with her favorite there which is the pasta with meat sauce.
We were informed all the Prep Kitchens have changed ownership and are no longer part of the Whisk and Ladle group. I guess we will stay tuned for any changes though they were promising none.
Great service paired with clever and well-executed menu. Nice Del Mar location. What more can you ask for?
Food was amazing!!!!
The service was friendly and fast. The ambiance was nice, if it weren’t a cloudy day we would be able to see the ocean. Everything we ordered tasted great. Plenty of gluten free options and it is identified on the menu. The only recommendation I have is to cook the gluten free pasta a little more as mine was under cooked, but the meat and sauce was delicious.
The food, as always, was very very good. But the service, though friendly, was agonizingly slow. I love the ambience of this restaurant. The rest room is beautiful. The room is lovely. Del Mar is a sweet little town. But the music really messed up the entire evening. Were they playing a bad 80's radio station? And it was way too loud. I can hear a better selection of music in the produce section at Von's. I would think twice about ever coming here again almost based solely upon the annoying music. What kind of ambience do they want here? The music should reflect that.
We brunch most Sundays at various locations. This was all right but nothing special for any of the 6 of us.
We all did not appreciate the mandatory 20% tip and. 3.75% surcharge in addition to a somewhat pricey menu. ($15 for pancakes)
Our server was awesome and dinner was very delicious.
Wonderful hospitality in accommodating our dinner needs
First time coming here for brunch. The menu has all the brunch basics covered and done well. We wanted both sweet and savory so we ordered the cinnamon roll pancakes and the chilaquiles at the suggestion of our waiter. Three pancakes to an order, they were thin but very flavorful... no need for syrup. The chilaquiles used tortilla strips, good sauce, I liked that the tortillas still had crunch. Overall great meal, great selection of mimosas. A block walk to the beach is a plus! Parking is difficult to find so recommend getting dropped off or extra time to find a spot.
A great place for the foodie in you. Attentive service and great location.
Food is good with nice presentation. Indoor seating is tight and small. Seating space outdoors is better and heaters are a bonus. Service was nice & friendly. Would recommend to those who live nearby, however, I wouldn't drive out of the way to eat here.
I have lived in Del Mar for 15 years. In my opinion, Prepkitchen is the best restaurant we have ever had in the town. It is consistently good. The food is great and the staff are amazing. I just learned that the Prepkitchen business has been sold. My only hope is that the new management doesn’t try to ‘fix’ something that clearly isn’t broken. Instead, they should look at the business and try to replicate it elsewhere. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.
Loved it! From the delicious appetizers to the variety of creative entrees, we were dazzled by each new plate that arrived at the table! Plus, the service was friendly and spot on. Definitely returning in the future!
Our family dined at PrepKitchen on our last night of vacation, which was also Christmas Eve. Fabulous meal with excellent service! Heated patio was perfect, food was delicious, and waiter was friendly and attentive.
Our Book Club gathered for a holiday celebration on Tuesday evening and we all thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and our friendship! Have been to Prep Kitchen a number of times before for lunch, but this was my first time for dinner. I will be back!